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Tribune Editorial: Laborers help make this country great

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hile the date and place is known, the person who first came up with the idea of Labor Day is still uncertain.

It was either a McGuire or a Maguire.

For a long time, Peter McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, got the credit, according to the U.S. Labor Department's Web page on the history of the holiday.

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